The year 2018 didn’t have a single ICC event in men’s cricket. However, it was a sheer treat for those who love the longest format of the game. There were some intense battles in the whites and some memorable victories, home and away. As the year comes to an end, we have compiled the list of best performers for Cricadium’s Best Test XI of 2018.
There were many who challenged to be a part of the best XI. Many players from around the cricketing world were fantastic throughout the year. Cricadium has picked the best XI that stood above the rest.
Presenting Cricadium’s Best Test XI of 2018
#1 Tom Latham
It was a forgettable year for the openers. Some big names of Test cricket like Alastair Cook, Murali Vijay found it hard going. All and all, the pitches around the globe posed a tough challenge, especially with the new ball. That’s why the openers had a torrid time.
But there was one opener who stood out. Tom Latham of New Zealand had the best stats amongst the openers. From 7 Tests, the left-hander scored 658 runs at an average of 59.81. He also had 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries to his name with 264* being the highest score. He was pivotal in New Zealand’s victories against Pakistan in UAE and Sri Lanka at home.